Best Fitness Gifts For Men and Women

GiftGift Ideas For Fitness Enthusiasts

Trying to find that perfect Christmas, holiday, or birthday gift idea for the fitness junkie in your life?  Look no further!  You’re about to discover the perfect gifts for guys and girls that can match any price point.  I can attest as a fitness lover myself that just about any of these gifts would hit the spot for me.

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 Workout Routines and DVDs

P90x

What Is It?

A collection of DVD videos and manuals for home fat loss and muscle building workouts and diet plans.

Who’s It For?

Men and women who are interested in burning fat and building muscle with home workouts who can spare several hours a week.  People without any major medical problems or injuries that are able to train intensely.  Those with minimal equipment like dumbbells and a pullup bar (needed for the routine).

What Are The Features and Benefits?

P90x has become one of the most popular home workout routines with good reason; it works!  Many people want the convenience of a home workout but still want a “gym body.”  The workouts target the entire body, and the routines switch up every month to give a person a good 90 days worth of workouts to go through.  It also covers diet making it a complete blueprint for transforming a person’s body.  It only requires minimal equipment so it’s a great gift for those without a gym membership.

Price Range?

$100 – $150

P90x 2

What Is It?

A collection of DVD videos and manuals for home fat loss and muscle building workouts and customizable diets.

Who’s It For?

A perfect gift for those who have completed the original P90x and are looking to go even further.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

The same as the original P90x but with new workouts to keep the progress going and build upon current progress from the original program.

Price Range?

$100 – $150

Tony Horton’s 10 Minute Trainer Home Workout

What Is It?

A collection of DVD videos and manuals for 10 minute per day home fat loss and toning workouts and diet plans.

Who’s It For?

Men and women who want to get in great shape on a busy schedule.  The workouts are designed to be done in only 10 minutes a day, at home, without investing in any extra equipment (resistance bands included).

What Are The Features and Benefits?

Tony Horton, the creator of P90x, provides intense workouts for those with only 10 minutes a day to spare.  It includes dvds that walk through the entire workouts detailing how to do every exercise.  Eating plan is included to tailor to a person’s goals.

Price Range?

$90

Insanity Home Fat Loss Workout DVDs

What Is It?

A collection of DVD videos and manuals for high intensity cardiovascular workouts aimed at fat loss.

Who’s It For?

Men and women who are primarily interested in cardiovascular workouts, fat loss, and improving athleticism who want to do a home workout without any extra equipment or gear.  Should be capable of performing higher intensity workouts without any major medical issues.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

Insanity is a 60 day series of workouts and nutrition plans designed with fat loss and athleticism as the goal.  Since it doesn’t require any extra equipment, it’s perfect for those without access to a gym and that don’t have extra gear.  Its primary purpose is to burn fat quickly and keep workouts interesting to prevent boredom and stagnation.

Price Range?

$100 – $150

Zumba DVDs

What Is It?

DVD videos on Zumba, a mix of dancing and exercise.

Who’s It For?

Primarily aimed at women (although men may enjoy it), Zumba is designed to make exercise enjoyable by combining a variety of dance styles such as salsa, belly dancing, and hip-hop.  It’s a great gift for the person who has trouble working out because of boredom.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

While Zumba won’t create radical transformations in a person’s physique like more intense routines such as P90x and Insanity, it is generally better for those looking to make workouts fun while still providing an intense workout to see benefits.  It can be done without any extra equipment and includes special fat loss routines and a variety of programs and dance styles to keep things interesting.

Price Range?

$50 – $70

 Exercise and Workout Gear

Cellerciser Rebounder

What Is It?

A Cellerciser is the best quality mini trampoline for rebounding.  Rebounding is considered to be quite possibly the best form of exercise developed by mankind according to NASA.

Who’s It For?

Guys and girls who want to improve health, strengthen their entire body, and get in a cardiovascular workout that is better than jogging in less time.  Those who want to work out in their own home, in front of a tv, and/or find a way to make exercise fun.  Rebounding has been enjoyed and touted as addictive even by those who hate other forms of exercise.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

You won’t find a treadmill on this list of gift ideas for a couple reasons.  One is the price point, and the other is that treadmills and other forms of exercise can’t compare to rebounding.  Rebounding, due to the effects of gravity, literally strengthen every single cell in the body and flush the lymph system improving health and strengthening the muscles.  More calories are burned in 30 minutes of rebounding vs. 30 minutes of jogging.  It takes up a relatively small amount of space, and can be done just about anywhere in a house or apartment.  It’s low impact so it won’t stress the joints for those who struggle with higher impact exercise like jogging.

Price Range?

$300 – $400 (For A High Quality Cellerciser)

Adjustable Kettlebell

What Is It?

A kettlebell that allows you to adjust the weight from 16 – 36 pounds.

Who’s It For?

Guys and girls who want the benefits of training with a kettlebell at home or in the gym or who currently train with kettlebells and want more flexibility with the weight.  Those not needing a heavier kettlebell.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

Kettlebell training has surged in popularity due to their ability to train and condition the entire body.  A total body fat loss, muscle building, and athleticism improving workout can be done with just kettlebells.  The benefits of this kettlebell lies in the fact that the weight can be adjusted accordingly without having to purchase multiple kettlebells.

Price Range?

$100 – $150

Bowflex Adjustable Dumbbells

What Is It?

Two dumbbells that allows you to adjust the weight from 5 to 52.5 pounds per dumbbell in 2.5 – 5 pound increments.

Who’s It For?

Those who want the benefits of training with dumbbells at home and want to save space.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

These dumbbells are a compact way to get in a total workout at home with levels that can adjust to match many strength levels of each exercise.  It is not for those wishing to train with very heavy weights, but the weight levels are adequate for many people’s strength levels.

Price Range?

$250 – $300

Valslides

What Is It?

Portable floor sliders that allow you to do unique exercises anywhere.

Who’s It For?

This is a simple and inexpensive gift for those who would like to be able to do a workout anywhere such as while traveling, at home, or in the office.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

These are a unique way to do new exercises with only body weight.  They are more of a supplement in my opinion to other exercises.  They are perfect for those who travel and want a way to get in a workout.

Price Range?

$30

Resistance Bands

What Is It?

Resistance bands with various levels of resistance, a door anchor (to attach to a door for more exercise options), and an ankle strap.

Who’s It For?

Men and women who want to be able to do total body workouts anywhere they want.  Allows for a unique form of resistance not obtainable with free weights.  One of the best gifts for frequent travelers, college students, and those without access to a gym.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

Resistance bands are portable and can be used to exercise and strengthen every muscle of the body through the many exercises that can be done with them.  They are my favorite method of adding resistance to home based workouts.

Price Range?

$30

Pullup Bar

What Is It?

A pullup bar that attaches to any doorway without requiring screws.

Who’s It For?

Men and women who want to be able to do pullups in a doorway at home.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

Be able to do one of the best upper body exercises without screwing in a pullup bar.  Needed for P90x and other home workout routines.

Price Range?

$20 – $30

Ab Wheel

What Is It?

A wheel that can be used to strengthen the abs with “ab rollout” exercises.

Who’s It For?

Individuals with some preexisting degree of core strength and athletes.  A great gift for those who are sick of the overpriced ab machines that don’t deliver results.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

This inexpensive little device is hands down one of the absolute best ways to get in a good ab and core workout.  Forget about all the gimmicky infomercial ab products out there.  THIS is the device a person needs to strengthen their core and it is extremely affordable.  Easier and more difficult variations of the ab wheel exercise can be done by adjusting feet and leg positioning, but it is generally for those with a descent amount of strength in good health.

Price Range?

$10 – $15

Manduka Yoga Mat

What Is It?

A high quality mat for yoga exercises.

Who’s It For?

Yoga lovers.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

Simply a high quality yoga mat that comes in a variety of colors.  Light weight and measures 24 inches by 71 inches.

Price Range?

$60 – $80

Balance Ball Chair

What Is It?

A balance ball with a base to be used as a chair that strengthens the core.

Who’s It For?

Those who sit a lot and want to improve their posture and core strength.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

Improved posture and ab strength from simply sitting around.  This is great for those who work at a computer or sit for extended periods of time.

Price Range?

$60 – $80

 Pedometers and Tracking Devices

Fitbit Tracking Device

What Is It?

A device that tracks a person’s steps, calories burned, and sleep cycle and syncs to computer software for additional features.

Who’s It For?

Men and women with health goals and want a near effortless way to track and monitor progress. This is one of the top gifts for people that like “tech” sort of stuff. Great for those who are strict or want to be strict about measuring and tracking their fitness levels.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

Tracks steps and calories burned then transmits that information wirelessly to a computer.   Helps a person keep track of their goals and progress automatically.  Includes a silent alarm that allows a person to wake themselves up without waking their partner.

Price Range?

$100

Polar Heart Rate Watch Pedometer

What Is It?

A watch that tracks heart rate.

Who’s It For?

Cardio lovers who want to target a certain heart rate during exercise.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

Tracks heart rate and records up to 16 training sessions to measure progress.

Price Range?

$60 – $90

 Fitness Books

The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss

What Is It?

A book that covers how to cook as well as how to learn new skills.

Who’s It For?

Men and women both young and old who want to learn the skills of cooking, eating healthy, and the art of learning new skills.  Perfect for both inexperienced and experienced cooks alike.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

Best selling author Tim Ferriss always delivers with his work.  This book is full of high quality color photos and details that allow a person to quickly pick up the art of cooking.  Tim also covers the important aspects of developing any new skill making this an interesting read even for those with little interest in cooking specifically. Books always make a great affordable gift.

Price Range?

$21

The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss

What Is It?

A book that covers how to burn fat, build muscle, develop incredible strength, overcome injuries, and improve sex life in the least amount of time possible.

Who’s It For?

Any fitness enthusiast.  Especially those who want to know how to maximize their health and fitness results in the least amount of time spent each week.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

No matter how knowledgeable a person is, they’ll likely pick up a new thing or two from this book making it an excellent gift idea.  Tim has spent years personally experimenting and talking with the world’s elite trainers and professionals on how to “hack” the body to get maximum performance and results.

Price Range?

$16

 Health and Wellness Equipment

Inversion Table

What Is It?

A table that allows a person to invert aka. hang upside for back relief and health benefits.

Who’s It For?

Anyone that wants the benefits of inversion therapy or that complains about back and neck pain.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

Inversion therapy benefits include pain relief, strengthening the body and joints, and decompressing the spine.  For details about the benefits of inversion, check out this article.

Price Range?

$100 – $150

At Home Infrared Suana

What Is It?

An infrared suana that can be set up at home.

Who’s It For?

Anyone that wants to enjoy the benefits of a sauna and infrared therapy in their own home.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

Saunas and particularly infrared sauna are a great way to detoxifying the body and relieve stress.  They provide cardiovascular and calorie burning benefits while simply sitting in the sauna.  For more details about the benefits of infrared saunas, check out this article.

Price Range?

$500 – $600

 

 Kitchen Items

Breville Juicer

What Is It?

An easy to use juicer for juicing fruit and vegetable juices at home.

Who’s It For?

Guys and girls that want to enjoy the health benefits of juicing.

What Are The Features and Benefits?

Juicing is a tremendous way to improve health with little effort.  This Breville juicer is the one I personally use and have found it to be extremely easy to use, quick, and requires very little clean up time. It is one of the best gifts you can give to help someone improve their health.

Price Range?

$100

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